It’s early college football signing period! West Virginia currently has twenty oral commitments in this category, plus two more conversion commitments already in place. With so many other sites available for the 85 scholarship maximum, it’s possible the Mountaineers could add more in the next 72 hours. EerSports will have full coverage of the day – and beyond, as we always do – and you can follow along here in our series of live updates. Or, if you are a VIP member, go directly to VIP discussion topicWhere I’ll be hanging out all day.
Today’s Mountaineers will start 35th in 247 sports team standingsand an average star rating of 87.01. Below are several links to more information, including commitment lists, top remaining goals, live chats, and more. We’ll then follow up with a section for live updates that we’ll update with more information as it comes in – new signings, new commitments, cancellations of commitments, and more. And at the bottom of this story, there will be a full summary of each class commitment, complete with highlights, their rankings, vitals, and why they chose the Mountaineers.
*** LIVE UPDATES ***
12:48 PM ET – Things got a little dicey there, but Traylon Ray is officially signed. Neil Brown alluded to the fact that the Mountaineers would only sign sixteen players, but hoped to get eighteen players. One of those question marks was Traylon Ray, but now he’s on board.
11:25 a.m. ET – Rodney Gallagher has officially signed with WVU Football.
11:15 a.m. ET – The last hour has been interesting. Not only has Justin Benton transferred to Houston, but head coach Neil Brown said on signing day that he expects only sixteen signings today. Most likely, this means that Traylon Ray and Chrisdasson Saint-Jean choose to wait, as Brown says Johnny Williams is in (though not officially from school) and the team just announced DJ Oliver. With Rodney Gallagher making an official WVU sketch for the 1 p.m. signing, that would be sixteen.
10:25 a.m. ET – Defensive lineman Justin Benton, who officially visited Texas and Houston this past two weekends, flipped his commitment to Houston just moments ago during a ceremony at his high school.
8:55 a.m. ET – NFL legacy and WVU’s longstanding commitment Josiah Trotter has officially signed his papers to become a Mountaineer.
8:39am ET – Offensive fiancé Cooper Young has officially signed to the NLI with West Virginia. The Mountaineers are now waiting for eight more locations today. maybe more.
8:30 a.m. ET – Jahiem White was the first verbal commitment of the class, and now officially a mountaineer, sends in his letter of intent.
8:21 a.m. ET – James Hurd, who may be one of the best long-distance rushers in the country, has officially submitted his papers to become a Mountaineer.
8:04 a.m. ET – Ben Cutter, who might be the most prolific tackler in the entire country, has officially signed with WVU. Over the course of three seasons, he accumulated nearly 600 tackles in his high school career.
7:56 a.m. ET – Zachariah Keith, who was originally committed to Georgia Tech and opened things up back up before pledging to WVU, has officially signed his papers.
7:48 a.m. ET – Things happen quickly. Fellow WVU legacy Noah Braham officially signed with WVU, as did its first lineman of the day—Harbourcreek (PA) star Nick Krahe.
7:34 a.m. ET – Tory Johnson Jr. , whose father played for the Mountaineers at the turn of the century, officially signed with WVU Football.
7:26 a.m. ET – The Mountaineers officially have a quarterback on board. Catholic caller from Charlotte (N.C.) Sean Boyle sent out a Letter of Intent to the Mountaineers.
7:09 a.m. ET – The first letter of intent has been announced, with head coach Neil Brown taking to social media to announce the signing of Josiah Jackson. The Fairfield (OH) producer was then joined by his twin brother, Jordan Jackson, two minutes later.
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